The purpose of the present study was to analyze the effect of aerobic training with and without pranayama practices on maximum oxygen consumption among active and sedentary college men. The study was confined to sixty college men from Veterinary College, Hassan, Karnataka state, India as subject and their age ranged from 18 to 23 years. Of the chosen sixty college men, thirty subjects were active and remaining thirty subjects were sedentary. Of the thirty active subjects 15 were performed aerobic training with pranayama practices the remaining 15 subjects were performed aerobic training only. Similarly, of the thirty chosen sedentary subjects 15 were performed aerobic training with pranayama practices the remaining 15 sedentary subjects were performed aerobic training only. The training regimen for the experimental groups lasted for twelve weeks for six days per week. The data collected from the training groups on maximum oxygen consumption was statistically analyzed by paired ‘t’ test to find out the significant differences if any between the pre and post test. Further, percentage of changes was calculated. To find out the chances in maximum oxygen consumption due to the impact of experimental treatment. Further, three-way analysis of variance (2 ´ 2 ´ 2) was used to find out the influence of each factor independently and also their combined influence. Subsequent to 12 weeks of aerobic training with prenayama (ATP) and aerobic training (AT) 14.50% and 13.59% of changes in VO2 Max was observed among active men subjects. Similarly, after 12 weeks of aerobic training with prenayama (ATP) and aerobic training (AT) 10.98% and 8.23% of changes in VO2 Max was observed among sedentary men subjects.
Key words: Aerobic training, Pranayama practices, Maximum oxygen consumption, Active and Sedentary college men.